Got That Call From Newmar

This is our Model & Color
This is our Model & Color

We finally were contacted by Newmar with the manufacture dates for our Ventana 4041.  We are really starting to get close, and beginning to realize that we are moving from the planning stages to achieving our dream.  Carl from Newmar advised that our coach will be coming out of the chassis shop and will be in the final assembly building from July 29th thru August 4th.  It will then go to paint and be ready for Newmar’s inspection process on August 18th.  We were initially scheduled for the week long customer pick up process starting on September 14th.  Liz needs to be in Massachusetts for the Alzeimers walk on October 4th.  This doesn’t leave us enough time to do the week long pick up, visit my mother in Illinois and get Liz back so she can get to Massachusetts in time (we want to enjoy that first trip and not rush).  So, we moved the delivery date to October 12th (Liz’s birthday week :-).  We are disappointed to have to wait another month, but its for a good cause and the extra wait knowing our new coach is setting in Indiana will make it even more exciting once we do get it.  We have plenty to do here to get ready including securing the loan, closing the deal with Dick Gore’s RV, unloading our TT to trade in, having the base plate and electrics installed on our Ford Edge (our towed vehicle), and acquiring some other miscellaneous stuff that will be needed for the motorhome.  We sold the 2014 VW Beetle last week that we just bought last year, before we knew this adventure lie ahead.  One more of the bigger items gone!

New Coach Pickup Location
New Coach Pickup Location

Since we can’t make the September pick up, we decided to travel to Nappanee this month and watch them build the unit.  It will be a 2000 mile round trip, but this is a once in a life time experience for us (unless we decide to do it again someday :-).  It will be exciting to watch and talk to the technicians as they actually put everything together.   This is a brand new floor plan for 2016 and we have only seen pictures, so I hope we like it.  There is an added bonus that we are going to meet several other Newmar owners that I met on the Newmar forums.  By coincidence, they will be there at the same time as we are for either a coach pickup or warranty work.  I’m looking forward to putting faces with names.

Stay tuned for a post on our upcoming trip…

 

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